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The current post for my Mental Seeds blog is:

Ribes Extraction
March 31, 2014

This illustration of Ribes sanguineum is a photobotanic extraction.  An extraction from the natural world, from my garden.  Botanic illustrators have the advantage of drawing from nature, piecing together an ideal.  Photographers have Photoshop.

For as long as I have used PhotoBotanic to describe my business, I have considered botanic illustration as the height of my craft.  Most of the time my job has been to illustrate plants in gardens, to help gardeners understand how a plant fits into a garden.  A botanic illustration does not really help a gardener visualize a plant in a garden setting.  But I do love the plants in the garden, and do love the process of drawing out a photobotanic illustration directly from a garden photograph.

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